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Sign up for “Preparing Future Librarians for Instruction and Advocacy: A Panel Discussion”

We are excited to share an announcement from Jane Hammons of Ohio State University, as the team announce that the first of their follow-up conversations after Celebrating 50 Years of Information Literacy: A Panel Discussion has been scheduled: Preparing Future Librarians for Instruction and Advocacy: A Panel Discussion. A description and registration information is below. All […]

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Webinar

A practical introduction to digital and information literacy frameworks for apprentices

The CILIP Information Literacy Group is pleased to announce a webinar that will introduce participants to digital and information literacy frameworks and how they can be practically applied in the workplace.  In the webinar we will look at defining what digital and information literacy is and what the differences are between the two.  We will go

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Teaching

Unfolding Our Genius Hour Journey: Fostering Information Literacy Through Student Curiosity

This guest post is by Sanam Bozorgi, a teacher librarian at Arbor school in Dubai. Although I am not a big fan of Harry Potter, but in book number five, ‘The Order of the Phoenix,’ there is a real interesting example of inquiry-based learning. Unlike Dolores Umbridge’s rigid, textbook-driven approach, Harry Potter’s Dumbledore’s Army showcases

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The logo for the LILAC 2024 conference. The logo says 2024 Leeds but the number 0 is replaced with an image of an owl. A number of Leeds Beckett University’s constituent colleges at various times during their history featured the owl as their emblem, this included the City of Leeds Training College, the original occupants of Headingley Campus. Below 2024 Leeds it says LILAC: the information literacy conference. The logo is the colour lilac.

LILAC 2024: A View from Public Libraries

This post is by Ana Silva, Library Development Officer at Cambridgeshire Libraries, who was awarded a bursary to attend this year’s LILAC Conference in Leeds. I attended LILAC 2024, held at Leeds Beckett University, as one of the winners of the bursaries for under-represented groups, which include those of us working in public libraries. As

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Publishing on Information Literacy: A Conversation with LIS Journal Editors – 4th June 2024

In this 75-minute synchronous online panel with editors of information literacy-related publications, the presenters aim to make visible editors’ processes and expectations when reviewing submitted manuscripts. By making  the publishing process more transparent, this event is intended to lower the barrier for colleagues who are interested in learning more about publishing in journals and ultimately

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Library TeachMeet – 3rd July 2024 Royal Holloway, University of London

The Academic Liaison team at Royal Holloway, University of London  are hosting a free Library TeachMeet on the theme of “introducing students to library services” on Wednesday 3 July 2024, 13:00 – 16:00, at their campus in Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX. Refreshments are being kindly sponsored by Gale. If you haven’t attended a TeachMeet before, they are informal

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Meet the ILG Committee: Katie Wise, Health Sector Representative

What is your role on the committee?I am the Health Sector Representative. When did you join and why? I joined the ILG committee in May 2024 after stepping down from the ILG New Professionals sub-committee, where I had been a member for three years. During this time, I had really enjoyed working with the ILG

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Beneath the Algorithm: Examining AI’s Grasp of Information Literacy

By Sarah Pavey In today’s digital age, being information literate is more critical than ever. But can artificial intelligence (AI) language models be truly information literate themselves? That’s the question I explored by posing a series of questions to several leading AI chatbots: Claude, Pi, ChatGPT, Gemini, and Copilot. Their responses provide fascinating insights into

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LILAC 2024 report

One of the LILAC bursary winners, Zoe Johnson, Subject Librarian from University of Huddersfield, shares her LILAC experience. I recently had a day at the information literacy (LILAC Conference) which was a great opportunity to catch up with old colleagues (Jess, Penny, Nic and Andrew). I attended two interesting talks from the current AHRC-RLUK Professional Practice Fellows, one

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